A mega yacht is a particularly large, seaworthy yacht with luxury equipment.
Because these vessels are exclusive and luxuriously equipped and therefore expensive, they serve "super rich" for representation and entertainment purposes. The price is based on the rule of thumb "at least 1 million US dollars per meter". Well-known berths for yachts of this size in Europe are the marinas of Monaco and Antibes on the Côte d'Azur, Puerto Portals on Mallorca, Porto Cervo on the Costa Smeralda or Dubrovnik in Croatia.
Equipment and crewMany mega yachts are equipped with swimming pool, whirlpool, sauna, sun deck, helipad, dinghies, jet skis and the latest technology. The crew of mega yachts consists of professional seamen (captains, officers, engine and deck personnel). Uniform service personnel (stewards) are also on board as standard. Especially on motor yachts, the number of crew members is often larger than the number of guests.
shipyards and trade Super / Mega Yacht fairsManufacturers include shipyards such as Lürssen Yachts, Lloyd Werft, Peters Werft (in cooperation with Kusch Yachts), Blohm + Voss, Abeking & Rasmussen, Nobiskrug, Ferretti, InRizzardi Group, Cantieri Navali Baglietto, Benetti Yachts, Royal Huisman Yachts, Vitters, Feadship and Oceanco. German yacht designers such as Judel / Vrolijk from Bremen, Beiderbeck Designs GmbH and Frank Neubelt from Hamburg (under the existing Newcruise label for more than 20 years) have also won international hunting design awards. All three design and construction offices are co-founders of the German yachtwork group of the German boat and shipbuilding association. Since 2012, Neubelt has been working in the current super and mega yacht market, with international cooperation strategies that have been newly adapted after the global economic crisis, and initiated the independent NC2-German Yacht Project Cooperation Group in Hamburg under the leadership of the owner and shipping company Broder Hansen.
Famous fairs for mega and super yachts are: The Monaco Yacht Show, the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show and the International Boat Show Düsseldorf with the Superyacht Club.